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Panicked Response to ‘Conservative Grassroots’ Initiative Shows Same-Sex Marriage Is Tearing Party

From Christian Concern

The Conservative Chairmen behind yesterday’s letter delivery to Downing Street have reacted with dismay and disbelief to renewed attempts by the Party machinery to create the impression that there is broad support for the Bill within the Conservative Party.

Last night, Chairman of the Conservative National Convention, Paul Swaddle, and the Chairman of LGBT Tory took to Facebook to drum up support for a counter letter, but many of the responses they received were strongly against Conservative members voting for the Bill on Tuesday.

Last week, Ben Howlett, Chairman of the Conservative youth wing, Conservative Future, sent out a message that indicated that he was only interested in hearing from those who supported the Government’s plans.

It is understood that a counter-letter has been submitted to a national newspaper.

Commenting on these developments, Ben Harris-Quinney, Chairman of the Bow Group and a spokesman for the ‘Conservative Grassroots’ initiative said that they "have been inundated with messages of support from conservatives." He added:

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